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    • #2397040

      I meant this: the new start menu is the most visible change for Windows. If they dont want new start menu, why they install the new system?

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    • #2397032

      I think Alex is correct. I think users should not do that πŸ˜‰

      Windows EULA: Restrictions:
      (see the page title “New page”, how hilarious 😁 )

      2-c-IV:
      work around any technical restrictions or limitations in the software

      2-c-VI:
      reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the software, or attempt to do so, except and only to the extent that the foregoing restriction is (a) permitted by applicable law; (b) permitted by licensing terms governing the use of open-source components that may be included with the software; or (c) required to debug changes to any libraries licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License which are included with and linked to by the software;

      Im not trying to defend Microsoft here. I know EULA is draconian contract, which basically forbids every tweaking.
      But trying to run Windows 11 on unsupported HW is working around technical restrictions. And StartAllBack is the same thing. Its changing the fundaments. Why do people install W11 and then chnage the Start menu back? Its agains the EULA and against common sense too.
      Even more, if something bad happens to your PC, you could end with warranty not accepted, because you did unathorized changes to the system.

      If you workaround technical restrictions and run on unsupported HW plus using those tweaks, you are asking for crashes and trouble. Only technically capable users should do that.

      Alex and Bbearren are advanced users. They are good at it, but ordinary users should not do that, they could lose their data..

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    • #2397022

      Hello, this is very interesting and I would like to participate, but sadly I have not enought time to create it right now.

      Random Number


      Maybe this could help.

      In the VBA, change the constant numbers you want to change. Instead of the constant put
      Cells(1, 1).Value or possibly Int(Cells(1, 1).Value)
      in the formula, so you can change the numbers dynamically by entering into A1 cell.

      Is it possible to post the code here? Maybe it will be much faster to give you right directions. I dont know, how advanced programmer you are.

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    • #2397017

      For me the best way to print labels is with NiceLabel. Small production labels, A5s, A4s, you can do everything.
      In the designer, you can add text, 2D objects, barcodes.
      designer

      Simple, fast and very variable. You can have one template, which you feed with data from Excel, csv, or even database. Then you select whichone to print.
      print

      It costs some money, but for me its worth every EUR we spent. It is a lifetime license. No monthly subscription model.

      Unfortunatelly I cant help with the stickers (shipping labels), I dont know about availability in US, but I bet you could find some.
      Use the manual tray on your printer. Then the paper goes the shortest way. Ive seen some stickers inside the printer and its complicated to get rid of them. Set the paper type on your printer, pick “labels” if available. Its possible, that “label type” can be available only for manual paper tray, its like this on our printers.

      I’d be pretty tempted to choose some sort of photo paper setting that would come close to the label thickness; might help prevent a potential paper jam.

      I agree, some printers do have “thick” paper on it. I also think, that paper type affects the ammount of inf/toner added for the printing. I mean: photo paper and basic paper do have different absorbability (hope you understand what I mean πŸ˜‰)

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    • #2397015

      One guy commented: β€œI loudly protest at the claim that Office 365 is more secure than its on-premises predecessors.”

      Further rambling on that last comment would destroy the supreme simplicity of this truth.

      I agree so much. Finally someone who sees the reality as it is.
      You cant be hacked when you have installed something (libre office for example) and do not launch aby of its applications. You must run macro, open email attachment or click the link in email to be attacked. Simply you have to perform some sort of action on infected file/internet address.
      I say this all the time, but nobody listens, ususally I am considered as conspirator, or some contributors on this forum require proofs of my statements, saying that its not true. But Im not stupid, I can see how things work.

      Moving data and applications to the cloud is best way to be dependent on others (who will require payment from you, I bet my shoes on that) and definatelly it is not safer overall. Its just marketing trick.

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    • #2396880

      At home, issues do not appear so difficult, but in enterprise with users having limited rights for their computers. Its getting little bit annoying to troubleshoot all over again, but his month OK so far, so finally dust settles.

      Recent experience is bad with HP ink (Page Wide) printers, I would not buy that for me at home. I have old CANON PIXMA home printer, but I print just few pages per month average (invoices) and I had to replace black cartridge this spring, bacause ink was dry.
      On the other hand, I would recommend Kyocera printers. Reliable but not so cheap. Toners are immortal and if you just want to print black and white, I would go for this brand of printers. Kyocera 3155dn to be exact.

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    • #2395879

      You can uninstall the update and hide it with WUSHOWHIDE so they wont appear until you are ready to install them.
      I am wondering how many people were actually hacked by via print vulnerability, and in the contrast how many people are angry (not able to print) because of low quality patching. Maybe its better to not print at all and save our planet? πŸ˜‰

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    • #2395839

      I was more worried about the knife example, that we used in the beginning 😁

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    • #2395692

      Those details aside, it is all about the total number of states a physical system can take, much as in what we are discussing here: how many it may need to have to be considered too complex to be an appliance.

      I would like to make a statement, that if the total number of states is finite, it can be considered as appliance. If the number of states cannot be numbered infinite, thats beyond appliance. Does it make sense to say, that system with possibly infinite number of states is also unpredictable?
      I would like to add, that even extremely large sets can be finite. So it doesnt mean, that extremely complex something cannot be considered as appliance.

      I like the video you shared. Immediatelly my attention was attracted, when Rovelli said: “The problem is, that we always get the wrong question”. I bet you know Douglas Adams and its Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy πŸ™‚
      They try to find the answer to β€œthe Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.” and they give this task to the “deep thinker”.
      After milion years, the thinker says, that the answer is 42. But what is the question? πŸ™‚

      we could concentrate on exchanging ideas and information on how far can computers go towards becoming so user-friendly that we can still tell them from ordinary appliances

      how far might computers go along becoming so super-user friendly that they start doing the thinking for their users. And even on how close that could get us to the full-Skynet.

      There is so much to say about this. The very beginning of computing, including Abakus, was to ease our work, especially calculations. So we might say, that tool is used to ease physical work, computers on the other hand were made to ease us calculations.
      Even today, computers cant do physical work, certainly, they can perform actions with tools or appliances attached. Todays level of computing is amazing and we can achive things, that were unimaginable in the past.
      AI/computer, that thinks for its user can be quite.. complicated, scary? Many movies and books asked this question:
      If something predicts your future and then tells its prediction to you, are you influenced by that so strongly, that it will became true? So even if the prediction is wrong, it will eventually happen?

      One of the universes principle is, that we cant really tell what would happen, if we did otherwise than we did. I mean – I took the red pill. What would happen if I didnt? I will NEVER know. Did it make any difference at all? It is simply impossible to evaluate “whatifs”.

      I would say, that thinking instead of user will definatelly cross some line. When crossed this line, the computer could “think”: OK, now I think instead of user, so there is no need to have user anymore. and thats where Skynet comes to our mind πŸ˜‰
      But not only Skynet. CLU in Tron movie. Cassandra in Red Dwarf. All predictive AIs turned evil to us. Prophet from Matrix could be also example.

      We all somehow feel, that predicting future is cool but also its like playing woth fire and we could not know, what we will find.
      In some ways, we are witnessing user-friendly algorythms, that we meet on daily basis – google search engine tries to guess your input everytime you visit its website. Map navigation suggests you to go home every time you open the app. DuoLingo tries to convince you to continue your 3-day streak.
      Its all around us and I find it amazing! I think the algorythm is as evil as its programmer. We should not forgt about Asimovs laws of robotics.

      Lines above are not accurate mathematical formulas, its just the metaphysics im thiking about. Thanks for this conversation, I would like to continue.

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    • #2395409

      ++ Stop Wundows Update service
      ++ Rename C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution to SoftwareDistribution.old
      ++ Check for updates again

      Did you try this above? Thats my best how-to for malfunctioning updates πŸ™‚ maybe someone else could help.

      Several users in Microsoft community forum said that the (KB5005565) fails to install. It is worth noting that only a small number of users are experiencing such issues and Microsoft hasn’t yet acknowledged the installation problems.

      Source https://howtofixwindows.com/windows-10-update-install-error/

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    • #2395404

      I installed VM of Windows 11 purely from curiosity, whats so magical about it and if the promo it gets is well-deserved.

      I powered on the VM two times, found out, that there is nothing extraordinary (my VM lacks round corners, but I wont waste my time time with troubleshooting), insides looks the very same, just new colorful menu.. VM deleted. Windows 11 seems little bit half-baked to me.. I mean its suposed to be global product for all users including enterprise, thats why I am so strict about it.

      But now, I installed VM of Windowsfx (ran the live version from ISO, then installed on VM) and I AM IMPRESSED! Its faster on half size VM RAM then Windows 11 (I set 2GB for Wfx), so I think mr. Anonymous has problems with hyperV.
      Now I will dive deeply into testing. So far I have a big smile on my face.

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    • #2395376

      Imagine the size of this “backup”! Maybe that could be the reason for slowing down too.

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    • #2395375

      Thanks, @rick-corbett for bringing me into this thread. Now I am very interested and my download is already running. I have tested recently Win11 in VMware, so I will have a nice comparsion for this.

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    • #2395370

      Have you tried to download Windows 10 ISO and then run setup.exe directly in your current Windows?
      The installation is going to offer the option to upgrade and preserve your applications and data. You can download ISO from MSFT website (pick the correct language at the very bottom left of the website), or use heidoc.net tool to download ISO – this offers more options.

      Antivirus programs can accidentally block updates. My bet would be on antivirus blocking your update. Definatelly turn off your AV program before attempting to update
      ++ download ISO
      ++ disconnect from internet
      ++ disable AV service (hope you do not run multiple AVs at once, thats contraproductive)
      ++ and run setup from the ISO

      This should work!

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    • #2395358

      Thanks, I noticed recently, that in MS Azure, the PC is not defined by MAC address anymore. Instead, the TPM string is used as unique PC identificator.

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